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Preface * Introduction: Conflicts, Ethics and Globalization * Part I: Integrating Human Rights and Environmental Ethics The Rights of Indigenous Peoples in International Law * Global Reach: Human Rights and Environment in the Framework of Corporate Accountability * Part II: Conflicts Over Mineral and Oil Development - Mining in Suriname: Multinationals, the State and the Maroon Community of Nieuw Koffiekamp * Environment, Human Rights and Mining Conflicts in Ghana * Conflicts Over Transnational Oil and Gas Development off Sakhalin Island in the Russian Far East: A David and Goliath Tale * Part III: Conflicts Over Development Strategies - Environmental and Human Rights Impacts of Trade Liberalization: A Case Study in Batam Island, Indonesia * Global Norms, Local compliance and the Human Rights-Environment Nexus: A Case Study of the Nam Theun II Dam In Laos * The Darien Region Between Colombia and Panama: Gap or Seal * Environment, Development and Human rights in China: A Case Study of Foreign Waste Dumping * Part IV: Conflicts Over Land Rights in China: A Case Study of Foreign Waste Dumping * Part IV: Conflicts Over Land Rights - Environment and Land in Bushbuckridge, South Africa * Ecological Roots of Conflict in Eastern and Central Africa: Towards a Regional Ombudsman * Part V: Conclusion - Promoting Environmental Human Rights Through Innovations in Mediation * Index

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Lyuba Zarsky is Co-Founder and Senior Associate of the Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainable Development in Berkeley, California. She has been a consultant for the Asian Development Bank, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDO), and has written widely on ethics and sustainability, especially in the Asia-Pacific region.


'A timely text... A well constructed and composed contribution to the negative forces present in the environmental / ethical debate.' Progress in Development Studies 'This is a well constructed and composed contribution to the negative forces present in the environmental/ethical debate...provides a useful contribution to the debate about environment...this is a useful volume, and I would welcome it on my bookshelf.' Alexander Lynch , Progress in Development Studies.

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